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Car noise while accelerating.
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There is no resistor in the circuit, at least not of the type that controls blower speed. Instead, the speed control in your vehicle relies on a digital signal delivered via pulse width modulation. And, in your application at least...
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Car stalls when idle but there is no check engine light.
You may need to have the computer monitored while driving to see if there is problems in the transmission or computer sensors? Some aftermarket scanners cannot access all systems and may need to have a more advanced scanner to do...
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I have a 2009 Maxima is dead,have a replacement key and can't unlock it at all
Hi Gabriel. Thanks for contacting us today. I'm not quite clear on the issue you're having. If the key you currently have will not open the vehicle, then you'll need to call a locksmith to open the car or head...
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VDC off
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If your car has almost a quarter million miles on it it is quite plausible that it needs an engine replacement, Especially if it has been overheated. While it's possible to damage an engine by driving it with too much...
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I have a 2013 Nissan Altima with a 2.5l does it require synthetic or conventional oil??
According to the 2013 Altima Owner's Manual, you can use either conventional or synthetic oil in the Altima. Just be sure to use the correct viscosity and only oil that meets Nissan's quality (certification) requirements. See page 9-6 of the...
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My car is showing service engine soon and my car run slow for a minute even i acclerate it too hard and then after sometime it run
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I have a 2005 nissan pathfinder 4.0 , the car turns off after 20 minutes of driving it or even having it parked while running,
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My 2001 Nissan Sentra gxe won't start it cranks fuel is going to it but still won't start
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2001 altima, we changed the intake manifold gasket now the car is running rich and stalls when put in gear, already changed map se
Hi Kathryn. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few possible sources of these problems. The first item would be the intake manifold gasket is possibly not sealing correctly. In most cases, it's due to the wrong gasket being...
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I recently bought a 2017 Nissan Frontier without auto headlig
According to Section 2-32 of the 2017 Frontier Owner's Manual, "even though the battery saver feature automatically turns off the headlights after a period of time, you should turn the headlight switch to the OFF position when the engine is...
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2006 pathfinder drives and shifts great but won't go into reverse... what is wrong?
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My car cut off last week. The mechanic said it was the fuel pump. The fuel was replaced. I got the car back yesterday and it just
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My 2007 Maxima stalls and bucks mainly after takeoff. What can possibly be the issue?
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Car starts and runs . When I first start it I get fuel intake and plenty of RPM but if I put it in gear no movement and no RPM
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No crank no start this it’s ignition switch
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Changed the oil sensor an the car sounds an drives fine but when i rev an take my foot off the gas oil psi drops almost to 0
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